By RJ McKay
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Jeremy Rothman, the vice president of artistic planning for the Philadelphia Orchestra, shared an overview of Beethoven’s First, performed on May 8th and 9th at Verizon Hall.READ MORE: Arson Suspect Arrested In Connection To Fire, Building Collapse That Killed Philadelphia Fire Lt. Sean Williamson
“This program is led by our conductor-in-residence, Cristian Macelaru. It’s a wonderful program, including the music of Beethoven and also some of his musical neighbors to the north and to the east,” Rothman explained.READ MORE: Police: Homeless Man Allegedly Stabs 15-Year-Old Boy In Self-Defense In Center City
“Cristian Macelaru is leading Beethoven’s First Symphony…Beethoven was always informed by his musical neighbors, but this First Symphony in particular was revolutionary, like all of Beethoven’s music, and it’s filled with all of his great melodies, harmonies, motifs, and it’s a fantastic addition to this particular program,” he continued.
In addition, Sarah Chang returns home to perform Dvorak’s violin concerto.MORE NEWS: Olson Homers Twice To Lead Braves Past Phillies 5-3
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